Playwright - Educator - Mime - Theatermaker

CV

 SMJ
Full Theatrical Resume



EDUCATION
BFA Acting with Dance Minor, Otterbein University, 2017
Mime: The Goldston Mime Foundation, New York City, 2018
Acting: Theatermakers at the National Theater Institute, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 2015
Mime: School for Mime Theater, Kenyon College, 2007 – 2013


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Otterbein University

Mime Masterclass (2019)

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Not the Truth We Seek (2016)

Photo by Evan Moore-Coll

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Otterbein University
Teaching
Master Class Instructor of Mime, 2019
Teaching Assistant for Acting/Voice/Speech/Movement III, 2016
Teaching Assistant for Choreography II, 2016

Writing / Dramaturgy
Writer, The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California, 11th Hour Theater Company, 2019*
*Staged Reading
Dramaturg, Singin’ in the Rain, 2019
Writer, More Than/Less Than, 2017
Writer/Director/Choreographer, Not the Truth We Seek, 2016
Writer/Actor, Rumpus Room (Short Film Series), 2016
Writer/Director, Not the Truth We Seek, 2015*
*Staged Reading

Famously Yours … Forever (2015)

Photo by Karl Kuntz

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You Go On (2019)

Photo by Madeline Norton

Choreography / Direction
Director, You Go On (Musical by Matthew Gittins), 2019*
*Staged Reading
President of Mainstage Improv Troupe, 2015 – 2016
Choreographer, Otterbein Dance Workshops, 2013 – 2016
Assistant to the Choreographer/Mime Coach, Famously Yours … Forever, 2015
Assistant to the Choreographer, Tell Tale Poe, 2014
Movement Choreographer, The Yellow Boat, 2014
Assistant Director, The Full Monty, 2014
Director, Talking in Circles, 2014

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The Crucible (2016)

Photo by Karl Kuntz

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The Yellow Boat (2014)

Photo by Andrew Beers

Performance
Member of Mainstage Improv Troupe, 2012 – 2016
Performer/Writer/Choreographer, The Launch 2016
Drag Performer, Drag Me Through Time, 2016
Actor, The Crucible (Reverend Samuel Parris), 2016
Actor, Mother Courage and Her Children (Chaplain), 2016
Actor, Is He Dead? (Papa Leroux), 2016
Drag Performer, Drags to Riches, 2015
Actor, Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro)¸ 2015
Actor, Rabbit Hole (Howie), 2015
Actor, The Seagull Workshop (Konstanin), 2015
Actor, The Greeks: The Murders (Old Man), 2015
Actor, Middletown (Freelancer/Landscaper), 2014
Actor, Seminar Workshop (Martin), 2014
Actor, The Full Monty (Tony and Other Roles), 2014
Performer/Choreographer, Festival, 2014
Dancer, Dance 2013: Once Again! (Ensemble), 2013
Actor, Mud (Henry), 2013
Performer/Choreographer, Festival, 2013
Actor, After the Fall (Man in Park/Ensemble), 2012
Actor, Abstract Expression (Kidman), 2012

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Drags to Riches (2015)

Photo by Evan Moore-Coll

Service to the Department of Theatre & Dance
Office Assistant for Elizabeth Saltzgiver (Audience Service Director), 2013 – 2016
Box Office Associate, 2013 – 2016
Front of House Employee, 2013 – 2016
Audition Assistant for On-Campus Auditions, 2014 – 2016
House Manager, 2014 – 2015
Performance Representative for the Committee of Festival, 2015
Treasurer, Cap & Dagger, 2015

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Festival 2014

Photo by Andrew Beers

Awards / Honors
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Department Honors and Distinction, 2017
Dean’s List Student for 10 straight semesters, 2012-2017
Awarded Distinction for Not the Truth We Seek, 2017
Awarded Student Research Fund grant for Not the Truth We Seek, 2016
Awarded Eugene Reynolds Speech/Drama Award, 2016*
*Awarded to an outstanding Theater/Dance major for success in academics and involvement in activities.
Awarded Otterbein University Research and Creative Work Summer Stipend, 2015

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NTI Apprentices
(2017-2018)

Photo by Isaak Berliner

National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Teaching / Mentorship
Mime Teacher, Theatermakers at the O’Neill Center, 2018
Theatermakers Assistant, Theatermakers at the O’Neill Center, 2018
National Theater Institute Apprentice, 2017 – 2018
Friday Warm-Up Teacher with Apprentices, 2017 - 2018

Producing
Producer/Writer, Theatermakers Staff Showcase, 2018
Producer/Writer/Actor, Spring O’Neill Apprentice Showcase, 2018
Producer/Writer/Actor, Fall O’Neill Apprentice Showcase, 2017

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The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California (2018)

Photo by Allison Acuff

Writing
Writer, The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California for The Intern Play Conference, 2018
Writer, The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California, Blue Gene’s Pub, 2018*
*Staged Reading
Student, Professional Development with Lexy Leuszler, Literary Manager at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 2018

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The Backpack Piece (2015)

Photo by Amanda Ritchie

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The Seagull (2017)

Photo by Isaak Berliner

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Songs from the Big Blue Room (2018)

Photo by Isaak Berliner

Performance
Actor, Songs from the Big Blue Room, 2018
Actor, Birds of a Feather, 2018
Actor, A Destiny Offered to Women (Play by Celine Song), 2018*
*Reading with Theatermakers Students
Actor, Dreams and Visions, 2018
Actor/Production Support, NTI Spring Playwrights & Librettists Week, 2018
Actor, Middletown Lab (Mechanic), 2018
Actor/Production Support, NTI Fall Playwrights & Librettists Week, 2017
Actor, The Wolves Lab (Mom), 2017
Actor, RENT Lab (Waiter), 2017
Actor, Fun Home Lab (Various), 2017
Actor, The Seagull Lab (Dorn), 2017
Actor, Three Sisters Lab (Kulygin), 2017
Actor, Into the Woods Lab (Various), 2017
Actor, Love and Information Lab (Various), 2017
Actor, The Wolf Girls of Vassar College (Samantha), 2015
Actor, The Peacemaker (Abraham), 2015
Actor, The Mattress Play (He), 2015
Deviser, The Day Pro Wrestling Died (with The Debate Society), 2015
Deviser, Musicophilia (with David Jaffe), 2015
Performer, The Backpack Piece (with Greg S. Allen), 2015

Service to the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Mentor for Guest Playwrights, Young Playwrights Festival, 2019 (Upcoming)
Reader for Guest Playwrights’ Plays, Young Playwrights Festival, 2018
Assistant for Young Playwrights Festival, 2018
Sound Operator, Channeling, 2018


HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

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Carrie the Musical (2019)

Photo by David Myers

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Carrie the Musical (2019)

Photo by Massolin Myers

Ohio Educational Theatre Association 
Teaching
Workshop Presenter, Mime & Playwriting Sessions at the Ohio Thespians State Conference, 2019
Workshop Presenter, Mime Sessions at the Ohio Thespians State Conference, 2015
Workshop Presenter, Mime Sessions at the Ohio Thespians Conference – Central Area, 2015
Workshop Presenter, Mime & Stage Combat Sessions at the Ohio Thespians Conference – Central Area, 2014 

Creative / Professional Activity
Choreographer/Movement Coach, Carrie the Musical, All-Ohio Show, 2019
Director, Periastron, All-Central Ohio Show, Devised Piece, 2015
Director, Almost, Maine, All-Central Ohio Show, 2014 

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Carrie the Musical (2019)

Photo by Megan Masicola

New York Educational Theatre Association
Workshop Presenter, Mime Sessions at the New York Thespians State Conference, 2019
Individual Events Adjudicator, Monologue, Group Acting, & Short Film, New York Thespians State Conference, 2019

Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (NY)
Co-Adjudicator, Arts Commencement Exam, 2019

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2019)

Photo by David Myers

Westerville South High School (OH) 
Movement Coach, Catch Me If You Can, 2019
Teacher, IB Theater Class – Week Residency, Mime, Movement, & Devised Theater, 2019
Movement, Fight & Flight Coach, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 2019
Fight Coach, Bell, Book, and Candle, 2016
Movement & Fight Coach, Big Fish, 2016
Movement Coach, Anything Goes, 2016
Movement & Fight Coach, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2015
Movement & Fight Coach, Dracula, 2015
Movement Coach, The Great Gatsby, 2015
Movement & Fight Coach, Bye, Bye, Birdie, 2014
Acting Coach, How to Kiss a Girl, 2014
Acting Coach, Bang, Bang, You’re Dead, 2014

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Newsies (2019)

Photo by Meredith Bean

New Albany High School (OH) 
Movement & Flight Coach, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 2019
Master Class Teacher, Mime & Movement, 2019

Thomas Worthington High School (OH)
Teacher, Theater Repertory Class – Week Residency, Mime/Movement/Devised Theater, 2019

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Catch Me If You Can (2019)

Photo by David Myers

Dublin Scioto High School (OH)
Fight Coordinator, Newsies, 2019

Mount Vernon High School (OH)
Master Class Teacher, Week Residency, Mime/Movement/Acting/Devising, 2019

Olentangy Liberty High School (OH)
Movement & Acting Coaching, Mamma Mia!, 2019

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Movement Master Classes at New Albany High School (2019)

Buckeye Valley High School (OH)
Fight Choreographer, Newsies, 2019

St. Francis DeSales High School (OH)
Fight Choreographer, Beauty and the Beast, 2019

Centennial High School (OH)
Master Class Teacher, Mime & Devising, 2019

Highland High School (OH)
Movement & Puppet Coach, Alice in Wonderland, 2019


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Pussyfest VI: You Cannot Destroy Pussyfest (2019)

Alizae Powell, Actor

PROFESSIONAL WORK

Teaching
Trevor Day School (NY)
After School Teacher, Mime, 2019-2020 (Upcoming)

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The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California (2018)

Photo by Marth Brown

Camp Twelve Trails (NY)
Theater Specialist, 2019
Director, The Wizard of Oz, 2019

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A Body of Contradictions (2018)

Photo by Evan Moore-Coll

Creative Work
The Tank (NY)
Actor, This coffee shop is dead. (Jess), 2019

Caps Lock Theatre (NY)
Writer for Alizae Powell, Pussyfest VI: You Cannot Destroy Pussyfest at Town Stages, 2019

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At the Barre (2018)

Photo by Allison Acuff

ANDTheater Company (NY)
Performer/Writer, A Body of Contradictions for the Go Solo! Festival at Theater 54 at Shetler Studios, 2018
Writer, The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California at Theater 54 at Shetler Studios, 2018*
*Works-in-Progress Staged Reading

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Invention of Theater (2016)

Photo by Karl Kuntz

Theater for the New City (NY)
Writer, At the Barre for the Scratch Night Series, 2018*
     *Staged Reading

Otterbein Summer Theater (OH)
Coaching
Mime and Movement Choreographer, Invention of Theater (World Premiere), 2016
Mime Choreographer and Coach, The 39 Steps, 2014

Creative / Professional Activity
Actor, Invention of Theater (World Premiere in the role of Avery), 2016
Office Assistant to Elizabeth Saltzgiver, 2014 – 2016
Box Office Associate, 2014 - 2016
Assistant to the Director and Choreographer, The Fantasticks, 2014
House Manager for The Fantasticks, The 39 Steps, and Dames at Sea, 2014

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The 39 Steps (2014)

Photo by Karl Kuntz

New Light Theater Project (NY)
Writer, Periastron for Darkroom 13 at Access Theater, 2017

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The Fantasticks (2013)

Photo by Karl Kuntz

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Periastron (2017)

Photo from New Light Theater Project

People’s Improv Theater (NY)
Sketch Writer/Host, STUFFED: A Food and Family Sketch Show, 2018
Comedian, Grad Show: Stand Up: A Beginner’s Guide, 2017

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Very Strong Liking (2017)

Photo by Joaquin Silva

Magnet Theater (NY)
Actor, Cool Chefs Jr.: The Live Season Finale Spectacular Only on Fox by Matt Cox for The Magnet Theater’s 10-Minute Play Festival (Chef Master Tom), 2017

Permafrost Theater Collective
Actor, Abstract Portrait of a Teenage Girl… (Jules) at Molloy Studios, 2018*
*Staged Reading
Actor, PROUD (Tom) at Sundays Salon, 2019*
*Staged Reading

Midtown International Theater Festival (NY)
Writer/Choreographer/Performer, Very Strong Liking at The WorkShop Theaters, 2017

NYSummerfest (NY)
Writer, Stacy & Mia (Festival Premiere) at the Hudson Guild Theater, 2017

Big Apple Theater Festival (NY)
Writer, Periastron at the Kraine Theater, 2017

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Stacy & Mia (2017)

Photo by Evan Moore-Coll

Strawberry One-Act Festival (NY)
Writer, Battle Lines at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 2017

Manhattan Repertory Theatre (NY)
Writer, More Than/Less Than for the Spring Competition Series, 2017

Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival (OH)
Host, Knox Idol, 2014-2016
Performer, Mime on the South Stage, 2013-2014
Writer/Director, The Average High School Play, 2012

Cardington Street Fair (OH)
Street Performer/Mainstage Performer, 2014

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The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California
Workshop (2018)

Photo by Evan Moore-Coll

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At the Barre Residency (2017)

Photo by Isaak Berliner

Residencies / Workshops
Artistic Residency with the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California, Waterford, CT. 2018
Works-In-Progress Workshop with ANDTheatre Company for The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California, New York, NY. 2018
Resident Artist at the Dragon’s Egg Studio for At the Barre, Ledyard, CT. 2018
Independent Writing Residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for At the Barre and The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California, Waterford, CT. 2018
Resident Artist with the Access Theater for At the Barre, New York, NY. 2017-2018

At the Barre
Residency (2018)

Photo by Sally Clark

Awards / Honors
Finalist, SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Greenhouse Residency, 2019
Semi-Finalist, Normal Ave’s NAP Series, 2018
Nominee, Best Variety Show for Very Strong Liking, Midtown International Theater Festival, 2017

Office Work
59E59 Theaters (NY)
Box Office Associate, 2017-2018

New World Stages (NY)
Usher & Front of House Staff, 2018

Michael Cassara Casting (NY)
Casting Intern, 2017


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The Little Mermaid (2016)

Photo by David Myers

COMMUNITY WORK 

Westerville Civic Theatre (OH)
Movement Coach, The Little Mermaid, 2016
Movement & Acting Coach, Suessical, 2015

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The Average High School Play (2012)

Photo by Jeremy Kester

The School for Mime Theatre (OH)
Workshop Presenter at all Knox County Libraries, 2011-2012
Solo Performer, 2010-2013

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The Music Man (2013)

Photo by Scott Swingle

Mount Vernon Players (OH)
Teacher, Summer Jr. Acting Workshop, 2012
Youth Board Representative, 2008-2012
Director, Rebel Without a Cause, 2012
Director, The Laramie Project, 2011
Tech Operator, Little Shop of Horrors, 2011
Producer/Actor, Lady of the Night (Premiere), 2010
Writer/Director, The Average High School Play 2 (Premiere), 2009
Writer/Director, The Average High School Play (Premiere), 2008

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The Crucible (2012)

Photo by Laura Chase

MTVarts (OH)
Production Assistant, The JJ Project (with ICONN Video Productions), 2013
Assistant Director/Fight Coach, The Music Man, 2013
Actor, Grease! (Roger), 2012
Actor, Classic Series Production of 12 Angry Men (Juror 5), 2011
Actor/Fight Combatant, Cinderella (Various), 2011
Actor, Classic Series Production of The Diary of Anne Frank (Peter), 2010

Right Brain Productions (OH)
Director/Actor, The Crucible, 2013
Producer/Actor, Ah, Wilderness!, 2012
Writer/Director, The Average High School Play, 2011